What an incredible and successful Oireachtas weekend we had this year in Philadelphia!! It was definitely our best Oireachtas to date! I am so proud of all of our dancers who competed at the Oireachtas this weekend. Recall medal or not, you got out on stage (many for your very first time) and danced your hearts out. Congratulations to all of you! Nanny was definitely dancing in heaven this weekend.  ๐Ÿ˜‡ ๐Ÿ’œ โ˜˜๏ธ

Thank you to my Mom, Tina Slattery and my sister, Orla Crimi, for your continued help and support - together, we were able to see each of our 37 dancers perform on stage this weekend. It was a team effort!! Thank you also to my dad, Liam Slattery, the best Feis Dad there is, for coming to support us and our Slattery dancers. I love continuing our yearly tradition of spending Thanksgiving weekend together at the Oireachtas, reconnecting with old dance friends from years past, making new ones and celebrating with our extended Irish Dance family.

Thank you also to our Slattery Irish Dance parents for all of your support and dedication, for believing in me, for trusting me and my vision, for welcoming me into your family and for your wonderful children. They are all a credit to you. 

And last but not least, thank you to our Slattery School dancers for your wonderful spirit, for dancing your heart out, for handling the ups and the downs with grace and humility, for being kind, for your good sportsmanship, for supporting your friends, for cheering them on, for working as a team, for always setting a good example, for being classy, for being respectful, for being appreciative and for being you! Love you guys  ๐Ÿ’œ โ˜˜๏ธ

Now to the final results!! A massive congratulations go out to our 2017 Slattery MARO Medalists below:

Solo Results:
-Lucia Miniutti, Girls U9 - 21st Place, National Qualifier
-Amelia Witt, Girls U9 - 29th Place, National Qualifier
-Brooke Leahy, Girls U11 - 52nd Place
-Kate McGotty, Girls U16 - 58th Place

8 Hand Ceili Team Results:
-Mixed U10 8 Hand Ceili - 3rd Place, National Qualifiers
-Girls U10 8 Hand Ceili - 9th Place, National Qualifiers

4 Hand Ceili Team Results:
-Girls 4 Hand U10 Team A - 7th Place
-Mixed 4 Hand U12 - 7th Place
-Mixed 4 Hand U10 Team A - 9th Place
-Girls 4 Hand U10 Team B - 27th Place

Traditional Set Results: 
-Meriel McGovern, U18 - 1st Place
-Caitlin Covert, U12 - 2nd Place
-Lila Anacker, U10 - 3rd Place 
-Julia Katstra, U14 - 4th Place
-Sydney Hammer, U8 - 6th Place
-Lara Hartle, U13 - 9th Place
-Christi Gronemann, U14 - 11th Place
-Julia Petrocelli, U16 - 11th Place 
-Anastasia Malikov, U10 - 21st Place
-Fiona Oโ€™Neill, U10 - 31st Place

The future is certainly bright!! I canโ€™t wait to see what it holds for our Slattery School dancers! But for now, letโ€™s get ready for our Christmas party in a few weeks and enjoy some festive, fun class time until Winter Break. Congratulations to all!!  ๐Ÿ’œ โ˜˜๏ธ ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป #teamslattery #slatterystrong